We stayed here three nights, booked by a travel agent in Kathmandu as a part of our customised tour.
The location was at a quiet corner of Nagarkot, a short walk from the main road, restaurants and shops . Check in was quick and we were offered a welcome drink. Our room was in another block, a short walk away. The room and bathroom were spacious and clean with a huge picture window and a large balcony. In clear weather, the snow capped higher peaks of the Himalayas must surely be fabulous. During our stay we glimpsed the peaks just once at sunrise! That of course, was not the hotels fault ......... October to March is apparently the best peak viewing time.
The absence of snow peak views was compensated by pleasing valleys and good sightings of a variety of Himalayan birds, all from the balcony. A pair of mongoose too in the undergrowth below.
There was no kettle in the room, surely this is standard in all hotels by now? Fortunately we always carry our own just in case, and it certainly came in handy in our three day stay here.
Breakfast was included in the room rate and was satisfactory if basic, with Indian veg (paratha/puri-bhaji) and eggs on offer. We had dinner here once during our stay, which was average, though the restaurant staff were very polite and eager to please.
There are other hotels and restaurants nearby which offer better cuisine. Alpine Sherpa just next door is great for a lazy outdoor meal with fabulous views.
It was cold in the mornings and the solar water heater just did not work beyond the barely tepid stage. I do not understand why hotels in cold places do not have electrical water heaters at least as a back up when the solar heater is inadequate. I found this unacceptable. The least one expects from any hotel is warm water to have a bath in the morning.
Most people spend just one night at Nagarkot to experience the sunset and sunrise view of the high Himalayan peaks. For those staying longer, a hotel with warm water would be the preferred choice. There is no shortage of hotels in Nagarkot and I do not know if they all have the same solar heater problems.
Wifi at this hotel is only available at the lobby area. Wifi works when there is electricity or the gen set is switched on. Not otherwise.
Not sure if I would come here again, the hotel was not bad but the hot water was a problem. For that matter, I am not sure I would come to Nagarkot again.
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